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Artists, Amateurs, Alternative Spaces: Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, 1960–1990

Ksenya Gurshtein, National Gallery of Art; Luka Arsenjuk, school of languages, literatures, and culture, UMCP; Eric Zakim, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, UMCP; and Mauro Resmini, department of modern culture and media, Brown University. Opened in the spring of 2014 with a screening of two important feature films: Dušan Makavejev’s Innocence Unprotected (1968) and Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania by Jonas Mekas (1972). A panel discussion convened after the screenings, in conjunction with the symposium The Filmmaker’s Voice: The Essay Film and the Circulation of Ideas, organized by the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies, University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Participants included series co-curator Ksenya Gurshtein, National Gallery of Art; Luka Arsenjuk, school of languages, literatures, and culture, UMCP; Eric Zakim, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, UMCP; and Mauro Resmini, department of modern culture and media, Brown University.

Released: October 21, 2014